There is a huge amount of earth repair work going on worldwide. Very seldom will you find news on earth repair topics on mainstream media. Pretty much they only report bad news and much of it is propaganda. You will find local stories on local news, but not much on international news.
Some conferences specialize in having a small number of workshops with big audience sizes. The MHG&MC specializes in having a large number of workshops (and panels) with smaller group sizes so that more people get to talk and share. More interactive. MHG&MC will have plenary speakers and big workshops, but it will also have lots of small workshops.